Biography

Over the past decade, Celia Hammond has earned an outstanding reputation as Vice Chancellor of the University of Notre Dame.

Under Celia’s leadership, Notre Dame has achieved outstanding quality ratings, financial growth and recognition by its 11,000 students as the best university in Australia for overall quality of the educational experience.

In 1998, Celia became one of the founding staff members at the University’s Fremantle Law School. Her expertise in law and interest in education became a passion for helping young people reach their potential.

Celia believes all people should have the opportunity to be empowered as individuals, encouraged to take personal responsibility and be active contributors to their communities.

Celia believes in individual freedom, enterprise, reward for effort and the family unit – as proven means to secure high living standards and strong communities.

She is a person of conviction, but will always engage with people with different views with an open mind, in order to find common ground and a pathway forward.

Celia was born in Northam, moving to City Beach at the age of 10. For the last 15 years, she has lived in Wembley and Mount Claremont with her husband Simon and three sons.

She knows Curtin is a wonderful place to grow up, raise a family and enjoy retirement. Celia will work with the whole community to help make it even better in the future.

Since becoming Prime Minister I have travelled to drought-affected communities, talking to farmers and engaging with communities. Our farmers and graziers are the best in the world. They are doing it tough, and we are on their side. That's why we passed the Future Drought Fund through the House last night, which will provide $5 billion in permanent funding support for drought resilience projects all around Australia.

Jul 23

Amazing to meet Scarlett and Anna with Katie Allen MP this morning to announce our Government will expand the PBS listing of the medicine Kalydeco for infants, helping children living with Cystic Fibrosis. It will save families up to $300,000 a year, taking it down to as little as $6.50 a script. Improving the lives of children like Scarlett and Anna are the inspiring reason we do our jobs as parliamentarians.

Jul 21

Our farmers are the best in the world despite years of drought and hardship. That’s why today at the Daily Telegraph’s Bush Summit in Dubbo, I announced that our Government is committed to take our agricultural sector to a $100 billion industry by 2030.

Jul 19

The Morrison Government is focused on delivering on our plan to create 1.25 million more jobs over the next five years.

Jul 18